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Subway Responds to Damaging Canadian Report on Its Chicken

The Marketplace program on CBC in Canada recently reported that DNA tests it had commissioned on the chicken in two varieties of Subway's sandwiches showed results of only around 50 percent chicken DNA. The rest, it said, was mostly soy. The report went viral. Subway quickly ran its own laboratory tests and responded.

After calling the report "false and misleading," Subway followed up by saying it sent chicken to two labs and the results from both found soy protein to be less than 1 percent of the samples. — The Associated Press

But,

The CBC stood by its report, saying it tested multiple Subway chicken samples from various locations in southern Ontario. It said the tests were done by independent and credible experts, and that "Subway has yet to provide any explanation for the DNA test results obtained by CBC." — AP

In a statement from Subway, president and CEO Suzanne Greco is quoted:

"The stunningly flawed test by Marketplace is a tremendous disservice to our customers. The safety, quality and integrity of our food is the foundation of our business. That's why we took extra caution to test and retest the chicken. Our customers can have confidence in our food. The allegation that our chicken is only 50% chicken is 100% wrong," said SUBWAY President and CEO Suzanne Greco. — Associated Press, WXIA

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